CHEM30280 Medicinal Chemistry (level 3)

Academic Year 2021/2022

Fundamental terminology and concepts involved in Medicinal Chemistry and drug development will be introduced. Major drug targets will be identified and the various approaches towards drug design will be discussed. The meaning and importance of pharmacokinetic and - metabolic (ADMET) properties of drugs will be highlighted. All different subjects will be exemplified by case studies. A computer-based course material, Molecular Conceptor, with free student access to the material, will be used for the teaching.

Show/hide contentOpenClose All

Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The student will learn how drugs are developed and the problems involved in the process. How drug targets are selected, how drug hits are identified and optimized into lead compounds, and their possible subsequent development into candidates for clinical trials.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Organic Chemistry (Level 2) (CHEM 20040)

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Various assignments over the semester Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Written Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Professor Declan Gilheany Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Xiangming Zhu Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 14:00 - 14:50